Nothing changes the look of a room quicker than new pillows and woven ribbon-covered pillows will give you a high-end look for little money and some time. I have used pastel organza ribbons to give a light spring look.
Fabric – enough for the size pillow you want. (I used 10” squares) The width of your ribbon will help determine the size pillow. Determine how many strips of ribbon you want on the pillow front and make the square 1 14” wider. You can make the pillow square of any shape depending on the look you want.
Ribbon – any type, color/s and size that you want. If you don’t want ribbon you can use strips of fleece or any other fabric that will not unravel.
Stuffing – enough to fill the pillow
Misc. Sewing supplies: Matching thread, scissors, ruler and sewing machine.
1) Determine the wanted size based on the width of ribbon and how many strips you want across the pillow face.
2) Cut 2 pieces of fabric the same size as determined in step one – for the pillow face and back.
3) Cut ribbon lengths to cover the pillow face – be a bit generous in the length so that when you sew the pillow you will be sure to get all ribbon ends in the seams.
4) Determine the ribbon pattern you want. I chose to only weave two strips across. You can make a basket weave over the whole face. You can weave in such a way to have color blocks on the face too.
5) Start with sewing a ribbon along one of the outside edges. Sew along each ribbon edge, weaving as you go, until all ribbons are sewn to the pillow face.
6) Sew the pillow face to the pillow back – right sides together. Leave an opening along one edge for turning and stuffing.
7) Turn the pillow right side out.
8) Stuff to the desired firmness.
9) Whip stitch the opening closed.
Variations: You can embellish the pillow further with a ruffle, buttons, beads or flowers. Let you imagination a craft supplies be your guide